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World Cup: India’s Dominance Continues as They Rout England by 100 Runs

Lucknow, Oct 29. India on Sunday continued their unbeaten run in the World Cup by crushing England by 100 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were outstanding in their opening spells, while Rohit Sharma scored a crucial 87 runs on a challenging pitch.

Suryakumar Yadav also contributed with 49 runs to help India reach a total of 229 for nine.

Shami took 4 wickets for 22 runs and Bumrah took 3 wickets for 32 runs to restrict England to 129 all out.

This loss virtually eliminates England from the semifinal contention, while India remains the only unbeaten team in the tournament.

India needed early wickets to put pressure on England, and Bumrah and Shami delivered by reducing England to 39 for four in the 10th over.

Both bowlers troubled the English batters with their length and movement. Bumrah was on a hat-trick after dismissing Dawid Malan and Joe Root, while Shami castled Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes.

Kuldeep Yadav also took a wicket to leave England struggling at 52 for five.

Shami returned to take his third wicket by dismissing Moeen Ali. With England at 81 for six, their chances of a comeback were slim.

Despite the dew on the field in the evening, the Indian bowlers had no trouble.

In their batting innings, India faced a tricky pitch and lost wickets trying to force the pace.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stabilized the innings with a 91-run partnership after India were at 40 for three.

Rohit also added 33 runs with Suryakumar Yadav, but his dismissal led to a collapse. England bowled and fielded well, with Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and David Willey taking wickets.

Rohit Sharma played a masterclass innings, using his feet against both pacers and spinners to score boundaries. He hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer failed to contribute, but Rohit carried the innings forward with his class.

India fielded five bowlers in the absence of Hardik Pandya, but R Ashwin remained out of the playing eleven.

The match was attended by a strong crowd of 46,000 to support the home team.

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